Amazing Tips To Deal With Child Diarrhea

Children get diarrhea more often than adults and sometimes it becomes chronic. Diarrhea can affect a child for a short time which is called acute diarrhea and it is a common problem among children says a daycare caregiver. Common causes of diarrhea are infection, food allergies, and intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. because of it the stool becomes loose and watery and children need to go to the bathroom more often. It can last for one or two days and go away on its own. If diarrhea lasts for more than two days it should be treated as a serious problem and needs an immediate visit to a doctor.

All diarrheas are not very serious but what you need is great care so that the children do not get dehydrated says a Preschool teacher in a school at La Habra CA because a good amount of water is removed from the body through the stool. Offer your ailing children drinks with glucose-electrolyte solutions. These fluids have the right balance of water, sugar, and salts. Some are available as popsicles. Children may refuse electrolyte drinks but most of the kids will not refuse popsicles.

Some Preschool caregivers in their school in La Habra CA, say that they encourage proper hygiene among children so that they do not get sick often. They encourage hand washing, hand sanitizing, wearing masks, and other things among children to reduce the spread of the bacteria that cause diarrhea and other infectious diseases. They also advise children not to eat raw foods that are not properly washed. Eating undercooked protein-rich food, spicy and hot food and uncovered food may also cause diarrhea.

Caregivers of a Preschool school say that every time your kids suffer from diarrhea, you need not visit a doctor. A few simple home diets do wonder to get rid of diarrhea and to recharge their energy quickly. Diets are as following -

Lemon water mixed with salt and sugar do wonder in case of diarrhea. It helps your children not to get dehydrated. This drink is refreshing and keeps them energetic.

Soft sticky rice with boiled plantain is an effective home remedy for diarrhea. Soft rice is easy to digest and does not give pressure on the digestive system. Plantains are a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A combination of boiled rice and plantain may be called a brat diet. It means they are low in protein, fat, and fiber and are easily digestible. This brat diet helps to make stool firmer.

Probiotics are a source of good bacteria that work in the intestinal tract to create a healthy gut environment. Good bacteria exist in certain foods like yogurt, curd, soft cheese. All these foods are excellent in diarrhea because good bacteria kill the bad bacteria and heal the children.

When your kids have diarrhea, do not serve them broccoli, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, chickpeas, milk, etc. these vegetables and food may aggravate the disease. Some of the children’s foods like artificial sweeteners rich chewing gums, lozenges, soft drinks, and ice creams are a big ‘no’ to the children at this time. In spite of taking all these cares if the problem persists, do not hesitate to call a doctor.